Senior Management Team

Wychavon shares a Chief Executive/Managing Director and a joint senior management team with Malvern Hills District Council. Whilst each council retains its own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services and partnership arrangements with each other and with other councils.

Joint Chief Executive/Managing Director - Jack Hegarty

Head of the Council's paid service and principal policy advisor to the Council. Leading and directing the workforce (circa 220 full time equivalent posts and a net budget of £11m) to achieve the council's aims, priorities and promises. Representing the council as appropriate at a national, regional and local level. Also is Chief Executive of Malvern Hills District Council.

Our Environmental Services and Revenues and Benefits Service are provided jointly with other councils.

Jack Hegarty
Deputy Managing Director - Vic Allison 

A range of professional back-office support services including accountancy, audit, exchequer, IT and business improvement, human resources (HR), organisational development, payroll, procurement, property, risk management, Strategy, Communications, treasury management services, consultancy, parking services, major projects, land drainage enforcement, flood alleviation and engineering.


Vic Allison

Joint Head of Planning and Infrastructure - Gary Williams

Is responsible for Planning and infrastructure services including:
Planning Policy, the Local Development Framework and Parish Plans.
Development Management – planning applications, appeals and planning enforcement.
Heritage – conservation and enhancement of the built and natural environments, landscaping, Tree Preservation Orders and bio-diversity.
Corporate Database – Land & Property Gazetteer, Land Charges, Street Naming & Numbering and geographical information systems.
Building Control and dangerous structures.


Gary Williams

Joint Head of Economy and Environment - Phil Merrick 

Is responsible for many of the "essential" services such as refuse, recycling, and litter collection and public toilets as well as other services which add significantly to the quality of life such as parks, arts, sports and youth development, economic development, tourism, rural and town regeneration, community development support, environment protection and emergency planning.


Phil Merrick

Joint Head of Housing and Communities - Stephen Gabriel

Affordable Housing Provision, Private Sector Housing, Homelessness, Housing Services, Community Development, Health Improvement, Community Safety Arts, Sports and Culture, Community Engagement Housing and Community Partnership Working.

Stephen Gabriel

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